Joe Smith Named Executive Director For Prison Prevention Ministries

Monday, December 17, 2018

Prison Prevention Ministries announces Joe Smith as their new executive director. 

"Smith is a well-known Chattanooga native, having served various ministries, to include being an addiction counselor, youth minister and recently retired as executive director for YCAP," officials said.  "He is a certified amateur boxing judge, and served as the team manager for the USA Men’s Olympic Boxing Team for the 2008 Beijing Games.  His experience with the troubled youth of our city makes Smith the ideal person to head up PPM, whose mission is loving God and loving people by meeting them right where they are with the goal to prevent inmates from returning to prison and to prevent our youth from going to prison."

“On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to welcome Joe to our team,” says Chairman Matthew Williams.  “His enthusiasm and encouraging nature will be a great fit for PPM as we encourage others toward a lifelong joyous relationship with Jesus Christ.”


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